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ICDE presents at GTEL2023 conference in Riyadh

Between 23-25 January 2023, ICDE Secretary General, Torunn Gjelsvik, visited Saudi Arabia as an invited speaker at the Global Trends in E-Learning (GTEL2023) conference.

Torunn Gjelsvik chairing panel on Digital Transformation of Inclusive Education

The conference, hosted by the Saudi Electronic University in Riyadh, attracted over 200 participants from more than 35 countries. 

In ICDE’s first visit to the country, Gjelsvik participated in the opening panel, “Towards sustainable e-learning”, and chaired a panel discussion on “Digital Transformation of Inclusive Education”. 

The Global Trends in E-learning (GTEL 2023) Forum is an annual event held to present and discuss the most recent developments, trends, technologies, and practices shaping the future of e-learning. GTEL hosts speakers from prestigious institutions and is attended by top international and local policymakers and e-learning leaders. 

ICDE Secretary General, Torunn Gjelsvik, at GTEL2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The GTEL forum fosters the exchange of knowledge and helps educational personnel address critical issues through innovative solutions and optimal use of available EdTech. Their aim is to create a platform to support the provision of high-quality, sustainable, and widely-accessible learning.

The conference was also attended by ICDE Institutional member, Online Learning Consortium. They were represented by their CEO, Dr. Jennifer Mathes, who held a keynote address on “The Future of Hybrid Learning: A Vision for 21st Century Education” and participated in a panel discussion on “Academic Partnerships in E-Learning Environments”. 

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